Click here for the full itinerary.Days 1–4: Tours begin in Shanghai, where a guide greets the group at the airport before arranging a motorcoach transfer to Lexington Plaza Hotel or equivalent five-star accommodations. Later, guides will lead you to the Nanjing Road shopping district, where you’ll be immersed in the frenetic cityscape of downtown Shanghai. Then it's off to Hangzhou for a cruise on West Lake, and the next morning you'll enjoy a visit to a tea farm and sip Longjing green tea. Days 5–6: Nanjing, China's capital during the Ming dynasty in the 14th century, is the centerpiece of the tour’s middle portion. The tour will also pay a visit to a local Confucian temple and check out the wares at some nearby bazaars. Days 7–10: Spend a couple of days in Wuxi visiting Lake Tai, which is one of China's four largest freshwater lakes, and along the way, your group will happen upon the Lingshan copper Buddha statue, which stands 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. You’ll also enjoy a tea tasting and learn how powder tea is grown at Freshwater Pearls factory. For the last two days, groups will circle their way back to Shanghai, where the guide will unveil the history behind the antique market and the City God Bazaar. Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Leisure Club Toronto’s team of socialization experts sets up approximately 15 events each month around the greater Toronto area to give guests—many of them singles or single parents—a chance to meet new friends. Activities may include murder-mystery dinner theatre, learning to make chocolate, or trips to see touring comedy groups. Each low-key outing is intended to build friendships naturally around individual hobbies and interests, creating an easier way to connect than just standing downtown and shouting “anyone here like bowling?” for a couple of hours.
CANADA’S FIRST INDOOR ALL-SEASON MULTI-DISCIPLINE BIKE PARK! A 90,000sq/ft indoor bike park open year-round for bike riders of various disciplines, ages & skill levels. The park features a cross-country loop, beginner/sport/expert sections, rhythms, foam pit, resi jump, street park, grind room, pump tracks and a BMX zone.
ISX Tours' passionate guides illuminate Canada's cultural and geographic diversity, blazing charter bus trails to camera-worthy destinations. During the Niagara Falls day trip, guests hop aboard spacious charter buses from Pacific Western Transportation, whose gentle purr harmonizes with sing-a-longs on the all-day expedition. Buses that depart on August 28 or September 11 release passengers outside of one of Ontario's award-winning wineries, where oenophiles can tour the premises and sample wines while scoping out new bottle-homes for miniature ships. Alternatively, buses that depart on August 27 or September 10 lead passengers to the Canada One Factory Outlets mall teeming with 40 brand-name stores. Next, tour groups infiltrate Niagara-on-the-Lake, admiring quaint shops and historic sites. Buses then cruise alongside the Niagara River, stopping at Whirlpool Gorge for passengers to marvel at its circular currents that stem from schools of indecisive fish. While in Niagara Falls, clients can also opt to embark on a Maid of the Mist boat tour or climb to the top of the Skylon Tower. Alternatively, sightseers can spend their day meandering through Niagara Falls before hopping back on the bus and reuniting with Toronto by 8:30 p.m.
EcoCab's expert Driver Guides transport scavenging teams as they solve clues during a one-hour scavenger hunt and multi-bike challenge. After meeting up with their EcoCab Driver Guides at Yonge-Dundas Square, teams forage for clues across historic city areas, including the CN Tower and the entertainment district. Search for items at Queens Quay, solve riddles along the waterfront, or hitch opposing team members to a flagpole at Queen’s Park. Scavenging duos sit comfortably in a three-wheeled, electric-assisted EcoCab, which transports scavengers across city streets in an eco-friendly vehicle. Professionally trained Driver Guides pedal toward each clue while pointing out key landmarks and answering questions. Use your detective skills by researching clues on a personal electronic device, phoning a friend, or channeling a neighborhood sensai for help. The team with the most points at the end of the summer season receives a $100 gift card to the Eaton Centre, and every team receives a coupon book ($120 value) for discounts at some of the attractions they saw.
During all four seasons, The team at Toronto Adventures Inc. smuggle urbanites out of their condos and A-frames and into the area's nearby-yet-faraway outdoor streams, trails, and forests. In winter, the guides lead groups snowshoeing in the Humber Valley, and in warmer months, they glide teams over two rivers for kayaking and canoeing adventures. Paddlers cast gentle ripples over waters that harbour salmon and turtles while admiring shores that shelter deer, foxes, and blue heron.
Summer enthusiasts can also bask in the warm weather by sailing on Lake Ontario in keelboats, staring directly into the sun, or standing astride a paddleboard at Sunnyside Beach. For land lovers, guided hikes explore the Humber and Rouge valleys as well as the Bruce Trail.